The first thing that comes to mind when most of us think of linen is its signature appearance – that wonderfully rumpled effect that signals low-key luxury and the nonchalance of old-world style.
The second thing – and rightly so – is the cost. Simply put, linen is more expensive than cotton and here’s why.
Linen is made from the flax plant, which can only flourish in certain soil conditions (cotton plants, conversely, are much less finicky and can grow almost anywhere).
What’s more, flax plants require much more labour to grow and harvest and, even after harvesting, linen fibres are very delicate and need to be handled with the utmost care. In short, from start to finish, linen requires a much longer production process than cotton.
And now the good stuff that makes linen a worthy investment:
- It requires less water to grow flax so it’s eco-smart and sustainable.
- It has a wide weave that allows air to move freely through the fabric for the utmost breathability and year-round use.
- It’s naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for sleepers with allergies.
- It’s naturally resistant to bacteria and even bed bugs.
And, our favourite part, linen loves to be used! The more you use and wash your linens, the softer and better they get. This is bedding with true longevity that can last for years.
Like all of our collections, our new linens are manufactured with care in Portugal.
There is no getting around the benefits of linen, even if they do make it more expensive to purchase. So, with that in mind, we’ve carefully curated our collection, making it easy to mix, match and invest in only the pieces you want.
Finally, if you’re wrinkle-phobic, you could always iron your linen bedding (it does looks stunning pressed), but we love it in its natural state of rumpled elegance – wrinkles and all!